PDRA COVID-19 Member Support Services

The Pee Dee REALTOR Association is continuing to monitor the COVID-19 situation and recommendations in our area. We are abiding by directives to keep us all safer and to minimize the spread of the virus. 

  • The association office is closed to walk in services to members and the general public.
  • The office staff is available Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm by phone, email or appointment. Almost all business can be handled over the phone, by using our drop box, or through email.
  • If you require lock boxes, please contact Lin, MLS Director, to make an appointment. You will be required to wear a face covering at all appointments.
We will continue to share pertinent information with you for your business from NAR and SCR through email. Please read these updates. We will also share information and updates on our Face Book page and via Simplelists emails as needed, allowing everyone the opportunity to stay updated.

Mask Requirements in Pee Dee Communities

With rising cases of Covid-19 infections, hospitalizations and deaths across South Carolina, and in our own area, several communities in the Pee Dee Region have enacted Mask Proclamations or Ordinances. To date, those with mask requirements include the cities of FlorenceHartsvilleLake City, and Marion County. Click on the community name for specific information for each proclamation or ordinance, or click here for information on all communities as of print date. Below is a snapshot of requirements.
 
The Pee Dee REALTOR® Association encourages our members to follow all safety precautions established to keep yourself, your colleagues, your clients, and your neighbors as safe as possible. The PDRA office will continue to follow recommended guidelines. You must wear a mask to enter our office!
 
Here is a summary of face mask requirements in each community:
 
**Please note that in the context of retail establishments, the question has been raised if Real Estate Offices meet the definition. See below the City of Florence information for the response from the City Manager's office. Pee Dee REALTORS® supports this response.**
 
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Masks must be worn:
  • In any establishment open to the public or food establishment
Exemptions:
Face coverings are not required:
  • In an outdoor area of a retail or food service establishment
  • For people whose religious beliefs prevent them from wearing a face mask
  • For those who can’t wear a face mask due to medical or behavioral conditions
  • For children who are under six years old
  • While people are eating at a restaurant
  • In private offices or places of work (see clarification below which may pertain to your office)
  • When complying with the directions of law enforcement officers
  • In places where it’s not feasible to receive goods or services, such as a dental office or while swimming
  • While at home with family members
**Clarification on Real Estate Offices**
 
According to the Florence City Manager's Office, while office buildings are not generally categorized as retail space, the intent of the proclamation is to require face coverings anywhere there may be a high level of person to person interaction, i.e. public visitors coming into the space; or in the case of large real estate offices, a large number of employees with an open-concept floor plan. There is an exemption for masks in private offices or in conference rooms where 6 feet of social distancing can be enforced.
 
 
Masks must be worn:
  • In retail and food establishments.
Exemptions:
Face coverings are not required:
  • For a person who is unable to wear a face mask due to age, an underlying health condition or who can’t remove their face mask on their own.
  • In personal vehicles
  • When a person is alone at home or with family members
  • During outdoor physical activity when people are six feet apart from one another
  • While eating, drinking, eating or smoking
  • When wearing a face mask would prevent the receipt of personal services
  • When a person is 10 years of age or younger
HARTSVILLE
 
Masks should be worn:
  • Inside any building which is open to the public;
  • Waiting to enter any building which is open to the public;
  • Interacting with other people in outdoor spaces, including but not limited to curbside pickup, delivery, and service calls;
  • Engaging in business activities in public, commercial, or industrial spaces;
  • Utilizing public or commercial transportation services; or
  • Walking or operating in any public, commercial, or industrial area where maintaining a distance of six feet between other persons at all times is not possible.
MARION COUNTY
 
Masks must be worn:
  • By anyone over the age of 2 going into a county-owned building

License Renewal

South Carolina Real Estate Licensees with a June 30, 2020 expiration date may begin renewing their licenses on May 1, 2020. Due to the impact of COVID-19, renewal deadline has been extended until September 30, 2020.

Click Here for more information.

 

Continuing Education

PDRA has teamed up with the following providers to offer our members the opportunity to take virtual and "take at your own pace" classes:

You can also find online classes for the CE credits you need at the NAR Continuing Education page.

Small Business Disaster Assistance

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved Governor Henry McMaster’s request for the agency to offer South Carolina’s small businesses with disaster assistance.

The disaster declaration means that South Carolina’s small businesses that have suffered substantial economic injury as a result of the COVID-19 virus may qualify for low-interest federal disaster loans. All 46 counties are included in the disaster declaration.

South Carolina businesses can apply online at: https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/disaster-assistance

Additional business related information and resources can be found at www.sccommerce.com and www.scemd.org.

Unemployment Insurance

Dail 1-866-831-1724 (toll free) press option 3 to speak with a live representative weekdays. 
Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m

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Paycheck Protection Program

The Treasury Department released new guidance pertaining to how the government will review PPP loan borrowers’ good-faith certifications of loan necessity. Read more here

BA, Treasury Release PPP Loan Forgiveness Application:

The SBA and Treasury released the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Application.

The application provides borrowers with instructions on how to apply for forgiveness of PPP loans as authorized by the CARES Act. SBA is expected to issue additional guidance on the loan forgiveness application early next week.

The application is here and a joint press release from SBA and Treasury is here.

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